Harnaaz Sandhu from India was Crowned Miss Universe 2021

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21 year old Miss India, Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu was crowned as the new Miss Universe 2021 held last December 12 at the Universe Dome in Eilat, Israel where 80 delegates around the world competed for the coveted title. The outgoing Miss Universe 2020, Andrea Meza from Mexico crowned her successor.

Harnaaz was born and raised in Guruharsai in Firozepur, Punjab in a Sikh family. She attended Kaalia Public School and the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, both in Chandigarh. Prior to becoming Miss Universe, Sandhu works as a model and at the same time was pursuing a master's degree in public administration.

Sandhu was not new in pageantry. She began competing as a teenager, winning titles such as Miss Guruharsahai 2016, Miss Ferozepur 2017 and Miss Max Emerging Star India 2018. After winning the title of Femina Miss India Punjab 2019, Sandhu competed in Femina Miss India, where she ultimately placed in the Top 12. And in 2021, she finally won the Miss Diva Universe crown which earned her the right to represent India in Miss Universe contest.

miss universe 2021 top 5 finalists
Finished as the 1st run-up was Nadia Ferreira from Paraguay, while South Africa's Lalela Mswane placed as the 2nd run-up. Completing the top 5 finalists were Valeria Ayos from Colombia and Beatrice Luigi Gomez from the Philippines.

Top 10 semi-finalists finalists were Thessaly Zimmerman (Aruba), Clemence Botino (France), Michelle Marie Colon (Puerto Rico), Chantel O'Brian (The Bahamas) and Elle Smith (USA).

Completing the top 16 quarter finalists were Emma Collingridge (Great Britain), Juri Watanabe (Japan), Brenda Smith (Panama), Nandita Banna (Singapore), Luiseth Materan (Venezuela) and Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen (Vietnam) who won the fan vote.

The Best National Costume award was given to Miss Nigeria, Maristella Okpala. Chantel O'Brian from the Bahamas won the Spirit of Carnival Award. While Miss Chile, Antonia Figueroa won the Social Impact Award.
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